A large oceanic tern that is blackish above and white below, and breeds throughout the tropical oceans.
- Sterna fuscata.
- In fact, it would be a wonderful bird reserve since it also has the largest colony of sooty terns in Tonga, and perhaps Polynesia-Melanesia as well.
- I see thousands upon thousands of nesting sea birds: sooty terns.
- The sooty tern is whiter than black - white below and soot-black on top.
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